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Forum: Politics Today, 11:17
Replies: 25
Views: 707
Posted By Phil 2804
You must remind me when were the Socialists ever...

You must remind me when were the Socialists ever in power in the UK?:D
Forum: Politics Today, 11:06
Replies: 95
Views: 1,741
Posted By Phil 2804
It is if your hourly wage is about that much and...

It is if your hourly wage is about that much and your pay has been frozen for 5 years.

I wonder what Northern Rail's profit margin is and I wonder how much you could reduce the fare by if it were...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 14:04
Replies: 6,814
Views: 255,430
Posted By Phil 2804
Who knows but IIRC Cameron himself was keen on...

Who knows but IIRC Cameron himself was keen on Lords Reform, it seems Tory MPs main motivation for blocking it was to spite the demon Clegg, which ultimately seemed pointless as he's still there and...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 13:33
Replies: 6,814
Views: 255,430
Posted By Phil 2804
Not that hard, every Labour Government bar 1974...

Not that hard, every Labour Government bar 1974 won an overall majority in England, and Labour hold considerably more seats in England atm than the Tories did after 1997, so Labour's lowest point...
Forum: Politics 20-08-2014, 18:48
Replies: 57
Views: 1,665
Posted By Phil 2804
The trouble with the Scottish MP's argument is...

The trouble with the Scottish MP's argument is that until 1997 the exact opposite was true due to the fact that Scotland and England have never been integrated as one country contrary to popular...
Forum: Politics 20-08-2014, 17:39
Replies: 6,814
Views: 255,430
Posted By Phil 2804
I didn't say they were, but they were warned by...

I didn't say they were, but they were warned by the Lib Dems what would happen if they did block it, and so Tory MPs decided saving an unelected chamber was more important than reforming the...
Forum: Politics 20-08-2014, 16:51
Replies: 6,814
Views: 255,430
Posted By Phil 2804
Except the Tories didn't win a majority therefore...

Except the Tories didn't win a majority therefore their manifesto pledge was worthless unless the Lib Dems supported it. What happened is that Tory MPs conspired to block Lords Reform and as a result...
Forum: Politics 20-08-2014, 16:48
Replies: 57
Views: 1,665
Posted By Phil 2804
Careful what you wish for, you don't have to...

Careful what you wish for, you don't have to travel that far back in time to find an era when the Tories were dependent on Scottish MPs to keep them in power with Labour holding sway in England......
Forum: Politics 20-08-2014, 15:51
Replies: 6,814
Views: 255,430
Posted By Phil 2804
The Tories secured a 17 seat majority in 1951...

The Tories secured a 17 seat majority in 1951 despite the fact Labour won the popular vote, and largest ever popular vote at the time too. Until it actually happens with Labour the Tories are the...
Forum: Politics 20-08-2014, 15:23
Replies: 51
Views: 1,198
Posted By Phil 2804
The incumbent Speaker generally stands unopposed...

The incumbent Speaker generally stands unopposed by any of the major parties at a General Election unless they are standing down from the role.

Nothing to stop them or anyone else standing as we've...
Forum: Politics 20-08-2014, 15:20
Replies: 51
Views: 1,198
Posted By Phil 2804
I think you misunderstand the way our electoral...

I think you misunderstand the way our electoral system works. Its upto the voters in his constituency to decide if he should continue to represent them in parliament, nobody else. You could just as...
Forum: Politics 19-08-2014, 14:52
Replies: 144
Views: 3,880
Posted By Phil 2804
What about the cost of all the Labour supporting...

What about the cost of all the Labour supporting pensioners?

Come one you might as well go the whole hog.
Forum: Politics 17-08-2014, 10:46
Replies: 27
Views: 783
Posted By Phil 2804
All broadcasters in the UK are ultimately at the...

All broadcasters in the UK are ultimately at the mercy of the Government and you only have to look at the fate of Thames TV and ITV generally in the Broadcasting Act 1990 to see what happens when you...
Forum: Politics 15-08-2014, 16:12
Replies: 6,814
Views: 255,430
Posted By Phil 2804
Yet the overall tax take for almost the entire...

Yet the overall tax take for almost the entire time they were in office remained roughly 37% of GDP, a figure inherited from the Tory administration where it had been sitting since the late...
Forum: Politics 15-08-2014, 13:35
Replies: 150
Views: 4,039
Posted By Phil 2804
...and so what? This is a Government who have...

...and so what?

This is a Government who have deliberately frozen the salaries of public sector workers on far lower salaries than them, without an expenses system designed to provide them a second...
Forum: Politics 15-08-2014, 13:30
Replies: 6,814
Views: 255,430
Posted By Phil 2804
The Tories fought tooth and nail to keep it then...

The Tories fought tooth and nail to keep it then reneged on the deal for Lords Reform leading the Lib Dems to renege on the deal for constituency boundary reform, not that that would have done the...
Forum: Politics 15-08-2014, 13:25
Replies: 51
Views: 1,491
Posted By Phil 2804
I wouldn't get too cocky, the Germany economy is...

I wouldn't get too cocky, the Germany economy is well ahead of the UK in terms of pst 2008 growth and its deficit is much much lower, while in the UK tax receipts and borrowing continue to defy the...
Forum: Politics 13-08-2014, 19:19
Replies: 6,814
Views: 255,430
Posted By Phil 2804
:o Its amazing really, every Government in the...

:o

Its amazing really, every Government in the 20th century behaved in a way that it believed was helping the working man and woman improve their lot, from voting rights to employment rights, the...
Forum: Politics 12-08-2014, 22:59
Replies: 1,227
Views: 34,788
Posted By Phil 2804
Its stuns me that the Yes camp don't get this....

Its stuns me that the Yes camp don't get this. You can make all the promises you want on tax, spending etc but its all meaningless unless you know what currency your using and its value in the wider...
Forum: Politics 12-08-2014, 22:55
Replies: 1,227
Views: 34,788
Posted By Phil 2804
Salmond desperately wants to turn this into a...

Salmond desperately wants to turn this into a referendum on David Cameron as PM, simple as that and David Cameron has wisely told him to do one. I'm no Cameron fan but on this one he's absolutely...
Forum: Politics 12-08-2014, 22:53
Replies: 26
Views: 892
Posted By Phil 2804
Its actually very petty gesture politics and...

Its actually very petty gesture politics and likely to prove counter productive as I would imagine it having a detrimental effect on sectors such as agriculture and tourism that rely heavily on short...
Forum: Politics 11-08-2014, 10:39
Replies: 1,227
Views: 34,788
Posted By Phil 2804
Its a non story, so what STV chose its own...

Its a non story, so what STV chose its own audience by its own methods? How would you ever prove there was deliberate malice even if there was.

A stench of desperation is coming from the Yes camp...
Forum: Politics 11-08-2014, 10:28
Replies: 228
Views: 8,429
Posted By Phil 2804
If you go to Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire you...

If you go to Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire you will find the WW1 Memorial there is adorned with Swastikas. The reason is explained on a plaque at the side as the swastika is a symbol that pre...
Forum: Politics 09-08-2014, 20:17
Replies: 1,227
Views: 34,788
Posted By Phil 2804
STV is affiliated with ITV as such one of its...

STV is affiliated with ITV as such one of its main aims from this "event" will be to sell advertising slots to recoup the cost of staging it, which is harder to do when its also being aired on a...
Forum: Politics 09-08-2014, 17:57
Replies: 158
Views: 4,286
Posted By Phil 2804
If the result is 51/49 Against independence will...

If the result is 51/49 Against independence will you accept the will of the people and let this issue rest?
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